Barça have made a move to sign the Shakhtar Donetsk right-back this summer
But any potential deal will be dependent on Dest leaving Camp Nou first
Outgoings will condition incomings at Barcelona this summer. That will also be the case at right-back, where Barça want to, as revealed by SPORT, sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian defender Dodo. Everything depends on Sergiño Dest, who Barça have put on the market to make money.
Xavi Hernandez does not count on the US international who, in the last two years at Camp Nou, has not progressed as expected since signing from Ajax. Patience has run out.
To keep his price high, the official comment from the club is that they count on him for next season. However, the truth is that there are concerns that no offer has yet arrived for the 21-year-old.
Until Dest leaves, Barça will not move for Dodo or Cesar Azpilicueta, who is still negotiating to leave Chelsea for free despite the English club having an option to extend his contract for a year.
Dani Alves is likely to remain on another short-term deal, which will also play into Barça's thinking. There's the chance he stays until January to ensure he keeps his place in Brazil's squad for the World Cup.
Dodo, meanwhile, has the profile to be the new Alves. He has four years experience in Europe and has performed at a high level.
As revealed by SPORT, Barça want to sign him on loan initial with an option (or obligatory clause) to make the deal permanent next summer for between €20-25 million.